Hair colors are soluble substances or liquid preparations used for staining, highlighting or tinting hairs. Different hair colors added or subtracted from the normal hair color gives various hues and shades.
A French chemist Eugene Scheuller created the first hair coloring in 1909, based on a chemical called paraphenylenediamine. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia are the main ingredients of any hair-coloring agents. Hydrogen peroxide creates a color that lasts long and ammonia when combined with hydrogen peroxide allows the color to permeate into the cortex.
Selecting the best shade or highlights depends on various factors. It completely depends on facial shape, complexion, haircut, facial expression, eye color, hair length, as well as personal taste. These colors can be various shades and intensity. Depending on intensity or tone colors can be warm or cool. Warm tones are shades of oranges, reds and yellows and cool tones are shades of blues, violets and greens. People who are cool should not use warm tones because that might lower down their features. The best shades for cool people are purple orchid hues, burgundy and lipstick red. People who are warm by nature should preferably use simple gold highlights and golden blondes. Cool tones suit the people with olive complexion and a medium complexion with no pink to a faint pink at the cheeks. Warm skin types include individuals with medium brown skin with pink or gold undertones. Selecting a warm or cool tone also depends on the eye color. Cool eye colors are deep brown, gray blur and dark blue and warm eye colors are golden brown, green and hazel. These days even chart of hair colors are available in the market. These hair color charts can be used as guide to assist in color selection.
By Jennie Amit Gandhi